Real Estate Figures ‘Good, Positive News’

OCEAN CITY – While the resort area real estate market remains sluggish, there is reason for optimism, according to local industry leaders who delivered their monthly update to Ocean City Economic Development Committee (EDC) on Wednesday.Like just about everywhere else in the country, the real estate market in Ocean City and Worcester County has been… Read more »

‘A Day On The Docks’ Festival Proposed

SNOW HILL – A new festival celebrating Worcester County’s maritime culture and heritage will come to the West Ocean City harbor this fall, if some of the details can be ironed out.Worcester County Tourism Director Lisa Challenger, West Ocean City hotel owner Annemarie Dickerson, and Charles Petrocci, a Pocomoke resident, who runs a similar event… Read more »

Berlin Native Killed By Step-son In Pa.

BERLIN – A Berlin native and long-time Ocean City hotel and restaurant employee was murdered last week in Philadelphia, tragically gunned down by his step-son in a dispute about who did what around the house.Orphus Land, 47, who was born and raised in Berlin and attended Stephen Decatur High School, was shot to death in… Read more »

County Backs Jolly Roger Bill

SNOW HILL – With draft legislation in hand on the tax credit for Jolly Roger Amusement Park, the Worcester County Commissioners voted to support the bill at their March 4 meeting.However, not all the commissioners felt that this was an appropriate time to pursue a tax credit.“We heard the impending doom and gloom from the… Read more »

Double Stabbing Conviction Lead To Jail

SNOW HILL – Two brothers arrested in August for allegedly stabbing two other men during a fight in Ocean City had their days in Circuit Court this week resulting in modest amounts of jail time and fines.Joseph Franklin Hill, 27, of Laurel, Md., appeared in Circuit Court on Tuesday to face serious charges including two… Read more »

Nutrient Management Strategy Outlined

SNOW HILL – The most cost-effective water quality improvement practices should come first, Worcester County staff recommended to the County Commissioners in a report on the Maryland Coastal Bays Nutrient Management Strategy.The new strategy came out of the most recent coastal bays policy committee meeting.“The idea is to implement the CCMP [Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan]… Read more »

OC Probe Ends With Pot Bust

OCEAN CITY – Resort police last week made a significant marijuana bust after a dealer was identified during a two-month undercover investigation.The two-month investigation ended last Friday night when the Ocean City Police Department Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of the Quick Response Team (QRT), executed a search and seizure warrant at the Parrot Lagoon… Read more »